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The Danger of Armed Insurrection in America Today

October 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on The Danger of Armed Insurrection in America Today · Politics, Wars and Militarism

We go to work in unnerving heavy traffic, fighting to get there on time so that we won’t be one of those who is on the list for the next layoff. We come home to find out that the neighbor down the street who lost his job 9 months ago and never found another has […]

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Racism and Neoconservatism

April 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Racism and Neoconservatism · Media, Politics

What Must Be Said… Since the late 1960s, Americans have held the belief–which we now know has been a false belief–that we had gone past a society filled with race hatred. We should have known after the shifts of Democrats to Republicans in the Reagan era that it would be a long time before we […]

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The Bible and the Federalist Papers

April 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Bible and the Federalist Papers · Politics, Science & Technology

The year 1776 was not much different from the year 76. In both years and eras there were no airplanes, cars, electric lights, radio, telephone, telegraph, television, Ipods or Ipads. There was no electricity, no steam, no combustion engine, no natural gas power, not even propane. There was no Internet, nor were there railroads, buses, […]

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More Idiotic Propaganda From the GOP Lunatic Fringe

March 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on More Idiotic Propaganda From the GOP Lunatic Fringe · Health Care, Media, Politics

The Republicans have lost the battle against health care for their supporters in the health insurance industry. With no more stalling options, they are trying to use propaganda to scare and distract Americans about the federal government. Most of it is just gibberish. Be assured of one thing. We are in no danger of becoming […]

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The Grim State of the Nation

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Grim State of the Nation · Economics, Energy, Health Care, Jobs, Politics

As we are about to enter the third month of 2010, the nation is in its worst financial and economic condition since, perhaps, 1939. We have large-scale unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcies, homelessness, hunger, lack of living essentials, and many working families with huge credit card debt. The Neoconservative Republicans who control the Republican Party, have decided […]

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Before Neocons Call People “Nazis” They Should Look in the Mirror.

December 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Before Neocons Call People “Nazis” They Should Look in the Mirror. · Health Care, Media, Politics

Shame on the Neoconservatives, as they call themselves. They want to be called “Republicans.” But we can’t really call them Republicans, can we? They are not traditional Republicans. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower were more or less traditional Republicans. Neoconservatives are more like the old Dixiecrats. In fact the manic racist Strom Thurmond […]

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Lessons for the “Tea Baggers” on the Bush Recession and Republican Aid to the Rich

December 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Lessons for the “Tea Baggers” on the Bush Recession and Republican Aid to the Rich · Economics, International affairs, Politics

In November of 2008, while Barack Obama was winning an election, George W. Bush was already planning his exit. In addition to the two wars he was leaving us, the Bush Administration was preparing a surprise, a giant drop in the economy. Republicans in Wall Street had engineered speculative financial instruments based on derivatives tied […]

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Health Care

November 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Health Care · Economics, Health Care

Over the next month…we hope and expect…the Senate will debate health care. That is, they will try to pass the reform of health care and health insurance and a whole new system of health care delivery for Americans. They will debate the so-called Obama plan, the health care plan of the Democratic Party. There is […]

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Reality, Fantasy and Leadership

November 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Reality, Fantasy and Leadership · Politics

Since the latter part of the last decade of the 20th Century, the once-great United States of America has fallen into a trap. That trap is that we can continue to be great without paying the price for greatness. Everyone knows the price but no one is willing to pay it. The price is a […]

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The Health Care Reform Battle and the Neocon Alternatives

November 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Health Care Reform Battle and the Neocon Alternatives · General, Health Care, Politics

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, the members in the House of Representatives of the Neoconservative Obstructionist Party spent an entire day doing their best to obstruct and prevent legislation. But the Affordable Health Care for America Act passed by 220 to 215. It was bi-partisan. One Republican voted with the Democrats. And 39 petty, cowardly […]

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Mobs, Revolutions, Moral Majorities and Totalitarian Governments

October 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on Mobs, Revolutions, Moral Majorities and Totalitarian Governments · Health Care, Politics

There is a lot to be said for civic activism. The Civil Rights movement, addressing a leftover 19th Century attitude towards African-Americans called segregation, was a wonderful example of the dedication of a huge number of individuals who banded together to do the right thing. It is always the right thing that seems to succeed […]

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Join In an Economic Revolution

October 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Join In an Economic Revolution · Economics, Politics

Rather than complaining about our lives, our incomes, our ability to maintain some kind of minimal lifestyle, it may be time to do what every good militant has done since before Lenin or George Washington….join up. We need to bite the bullet and become more active in some kind of populist group. Some may participate […]

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